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Prez Lisa Gibert

President/CEO Lisa Gibert

We did it. Thank you!

My first thanks to you is personal. Your comforting support has meant so much to me as I grieve the passing of my husband of 25 years. Your words, thoughts, prayers and friendships are sustaining me and for that I am grateful. Your kind gifts to the Brett Gibert Memorial Trades Scholarship that was established as his legacy will help future students pursue their passions in technical and career degrees.

My second thank you is on behalf of the students of Clark College. The resounding success of the Ensuring a Bright Future: Campaign for Clark College has likewise lifted my spirits. Despite a campaign that ran right down the middle of the Great Recession, I am proud to inform you that we surpassed our $20 million goal.
How much did we raise?

For the final number, please join us for a celebration on September 30 at Clark’s main campus. But I will give you a hint: We met campaign goals in multiple areas including early learning, dental hygiene and other health science areas, scholarships and endowments.

For 80 years, Clark has played a key role in educating and training members of our community. Through economic crises, community rebuilding and prosperous times, Clark College has been here to ensure the vibrancy of our region. The groundwork we laid over the past five years is a great start to this charge.
The Ensuring a Bright Future: Campaign for Clark College has been instrumental in bridging the challenges facing our community. The funds raised have made it possible to offer relevant and accessible education and training for people in tandem with industry workforce needs.

Raising this level of funding at Clark is unprecedented. It’s because of you. You recognize the pivotal role Clark plays in enriching Southwest Washington. Students and the region’s residents will all enjoy the fruits of our collective success for the next 80 years and beyond.

Mark your calendar for September 30 to thank all those who contributed and celebrate our accomplishments. I’ll be there to personally thank you.We did it. Thanks to you!

Lisa Gibert
President/CEO, Clark College Foundation

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